I'm not very much into racing games. That unless the title itself features some innovative design, something unorthodox. Flippy Race isn't one of those titles. Or maybe it is. What's for sure though, is that it's much harder than it looks. You'd think that sailing with a speedboat along a straight canal wouldn't be that much of a challenge. But when it comes to climbing tidal waves and landing bottom down on the other side, your chances of survival grow slimmer with every iteration.
In Flippy Race, you'll be racing some twenty other watercraft to the finish line. Your opponents are much slower than you, but at the same time, they never falter. You, on the other hand, will have to avoid obstacles as not to bump and lose seconds, as well as control your trajectory during the brief moments of flight.
On the way, you will collect streams of coins. You will also get bonuses for every air flips you perform, as well as for finishing in first place (at least that's my impression). The coins are there to improve your coin collection rate, so the system feeds itself. You will also want to follow objectives that grant you gems. I must confess that the quantity of precious stones you get is suspiciously large. It may be a marketing trick, but getting fifty purple stones for doing several flips seems a bit too much. What use is a single gem then?
I was very frustrated with the gameplay in Flippy Race for the first few minutes, but as I learned not to go overboard (literally) with air flips, the courses started being more enjoyable. If we ignore the obligatory video ads, Flippy Race is quite the enjoyable little racer.